Navigation Links
EPA Names Schering-Plough 2009 EPA ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year
Date:3/30/2009

Cleveland, Tenn., Plant Recognized for Efficient Energy Performance

KENILWORTH, N.J., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Schering-Plough Corporation as a 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding energy management and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The company's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2009.

In addition, Schering-Plough's plant in Cleveland, Tenn., recently earned an ENERGY STAR from the EPA for ranking in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide. The Cleveland facility on average uses nearly 35 percent less energy than similar pharmaceutical plants across the country.

"Managing energy well is critical to our operations," said Tom Pagliuco, director, Energy, Schering-Plough. "We are using 'greener' sources of energy, including one of the largest rooftop solar panel installations in North America, as well as co- and tri-generation systems. However, reducing overall energy consumption is our main goal. We believe the greenest Kilowatt is the one not used."

"EPA is pleased to recognize Schering-Plough for leadership in addressing global warming through greater energy efficiency," said Kathleen Hogan, Director of the EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "Because commercial and industrial facilities account for about half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Schering-Plough's efforts are vital to protecting our global environment."

Schering-Plough, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will be honored for strategic energy management and a worldwide commitment to energy conservation that has produced savings in energy and cost. Schering-Plough's leadership committed to energy conservation by establishing a Global Energy Management Team. The Team's mission is to develop global policies, programs and initiatives aimed at energy reduction over the next several years. Progress is already being made. Energy intensity was reduced by 3.7 percent in 2008 from 2007 and the energy used in more than 16 million square feet of facility space worldwide is being actively monitored and controlled through a Web-based data management system.

The EPA recognition bestowed on Schering-Plough's Cleveland, Tenn., plant demonstrates the companywide commitment to efficient energy usage, said Rich Appeldoorn, the facility's general manager. "Everyone at our plant understands the importance of using energy as wisely as possible and we're proud the EPA has recognized our efforts."

The pharmaceutical sector spends more than $800 million on energy annually. EPA worked in partnership with pharmaceutical companies to develop the Energy Performance Indicator, which is available as a benchmark tool for all companies to compare their energy performance against others in the industry. Schering-Plough/Cleveland, Tenn., was one of only four sites to receive an ENERGY STAR designation this year.

The 2009 Partner of the Year Awards recognize efforts to use energy efficiently in facility operations and to integrate superior energy management into overall organizational strategy. Award winners are selected from more than 12,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Schering-Plough is an innovation-driven, science-centered global health care company. Through its own biopharmaceutical research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough creates therapies that help save and improve lives around the world. The company applies its research-and-development platform to human prescription, animal health and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough's vision is to "Earn Trust, Every Day" with the doctors, patients, customers and other stakeholders served by its colleagues around the world. The company is based in Kenilworth, N.J., and its Web site is www.schering-plough.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Schering-Plough Corporation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. California Medical Association Names EMPLOYERS(R) Provider of Choice for its 35,000 Physician Members
2. Kaiser Permanente Names Digitas Agency of Record for Direct Marketing
3. ING Names Winners of ING Run For Something Better Student Essay Contest
4. Public School Alliance Names Plan Advocate to Evaluate Services
5. Blue Shield of California Names Two New Senior Vice Presidents
6. ConvaTec Names Paul Moraviec President, Continence and Critical Care Business Unit and ConvaTec EMEA Region
7. Redstone Highlands Names WordWrite Communications Agency of Record
8. Cantel Medical Corp. Names Andrew Krakauer as CEO and Announces Other Corporate Appointments
9. Northern California Cancer Center Study Seeks to Improve Colon Cancer Screening in Vietnamese Communities
10. Codexis Names Sarret SVP, Corporate Development
11. Irelands Allergy Standards Limited Adds Two New U.S. Names to Line-Up of Companies Making Allergy-Certified Consumer Products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support its ... PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. ... accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, ... and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain ... for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it ... the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented ... in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Consumers have taken a more ... placed more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... in the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond just ... companies are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented across ... and services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: